Liam Williams is now one of the highest paid players in the world - Ruck

Liam Williams is now one of the highest paid players in the world

After months of negotiations, Liam Williams, the Welsh international, has officially joined the Kubota Spears, confirming his much-anticipated transfer.

Earlier reports from Wales Online had indicated that the reigning champions, JRLO, were considering a lucrative contract of £500,000 per season to secure Williams’ services.

Nevertheless, as per the BBC report, the completion of the deal hinged upon Williams successfully passing a rigorous medical examination due to his extensive injury history.

Having endured a challenging season with Cardiff, where he appeared in only four matches due to his recurring injuries, the talented outside back persevered through the demanding medical checks.

Consequently, the Welshman has triumphed over these obstacles and ultimately signed a lucrative agreement with his new club.

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England and Wales handed nightmare groups in revised Rugby World Cup draw

The latest World Rugby Rankings reaffirm home how ridiculous the Pool Draw for the Rugby World Cup 2023 is.

Decided THREE years before the tournament, the pools for the tournament that starts in September seems extremely unbalanced.

World Rugby has already confirmed they will hold the pool draws for future Rugby World Cups at a later date, closer to the kick-off of upcoming tournaments.

This comes after criticism that the draws were taking place far too early, with world rankings at the time of the draw playing a crucial role in the teams’ seedings.

World Rugby will shake the pool draw up ahead of 2027, according to a report by the Mirror.

“World Rugby said it is able to make the change because of a new ‘hosting model’ that sees the international federation create collaborations with the host union,” the report read.

“The top of the men’s Test game has never been more competitive,” the spokesperson added. “There has never been so much movement over a two-year period.


“Bearing that in mind and noting the format of four pools of five teams, there is arguably no perfect time for a draw.”

As a result, the guys over at Eggchasers Rugby put together their own drawer the 2023 tournament based on the current World Rugby rankings.

Concentrating on only the top 10 countries in the world, it looks significant.

It was very different with England and Wales handed a much sterner test in their pool. Watch the full video here.

POOL A actual draw:

  • France
  • New Zealand

POOL A up to date draw

  • France
  • Australia